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Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dave Bolland. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Blackhawks’ Record Start Means Nothing Without The Cup

The 2013 Chicago Blackhawks could become a footnote even after starting better than any team in NHL history.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2013

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Bernstein: Is ‘Kaner’ Growing Up?

This Blackhawks season is missing something.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2013

Patrick Kane celebrates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime as the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Lockout Really Hurts The ‘Hawks

That victory parade seems like ages ago.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

The Kings' Jeff Carter celebrates his second-period goal during Los Angeles' 6-1 win over the Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Kings won their first cup in their 45-year existence. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nightmare End For Devils As Kings Earn Their Crown With Game 6 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.

06/12/2012

Trevor Lewis #22 and Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate after Lewis scored the Kings' third goal in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LA Kings Claim 1st Stanley Cup With 6-1 Win Over Devils

The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

06/11/2012

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Never-Say-Die Devils Believing They Can Pull Off The (Nearly) Impossible

Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.

06/08/2012

The Devils' Adam Henrique, right, celebrates after giving New Jersey a 2-1 third-period lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles on June 6, 2012. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils Come Alive In 3rd, Force Kings Fans To Put Away The Brooms

Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/07/2012

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What Pressure? Devils Rookie Henrique Continues To Dazzle On Big Stage

After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.

06/07/2012

Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils scores a goal over goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Devils Avoid Elimination, Beat Kings 3-1 On Late Goals

Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/06/2012

The Kings’ Dwight King, left, puts a shot under the leg pad of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the second period of Game 3 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils’ Stanley Cup Dreams All But Gone After Kings’ Game 3 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from putting a Hollywood ending on one of the most spectacular playoff runs in NHL history.

06/05/2012

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Devils’ Kovalchuk: ‘We’ll Be A Desperate Team In Game 4′

Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one – the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs – did it in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/05/2012

Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the New Jersey Devils during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Carter Scores In OT, Kings Win 2-1

The Los Angeles Kings are headed back to Hollywood, and the Stanley Cup is so close they don’t even want to think about it.

06/03/2012

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Goodbye, Home-Ice Advantage: Devils Head To Game 2 In Early 1-0 Hole

The Devils had plenty of chances to score on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but they cashed in only one in their 2-1 overtime loss Wednesday night.

05/31/2012

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Almost Lost For Season, Travis Zajac Helping Fuel Devils’ Run

Most of the talk about the Devils and their run to the Stanley Cup finals has focused on Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Peter DeBoer. The guy who tends to get lost in all the talk is Travis Zajac.

05/29/2012

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammate David Clarkson after scoring in the first period period of Game 6 against the visiting Rangers on May 25, 2012. New Jersey went on to win 3-2 in overtime and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Exorcise ’94 Demons, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals For 5th Time

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

05/26/2012

The Devils' Ryan Carter, center, celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta as the Rangers' Brad Richards, right, reacts late in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 23, 2012.. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Garden Goes Silent As Devils, Despite Being Outplayed, Stun Rangers In Game 5

Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

05/24/2012

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Devils, 1 Win Away, Out To End ’94 Talk Once And For All

The comparisons to 1994 were apparent before this series even started — now it’s reaching a crescendo. All that’s missing is a guarantee from the Rangers captain.

05/24/2012

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings talks to teammates Dustin Brown #23 and Justin Williams #14 in the second period while taking on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Penner’s OT Goal Takes Kings To Stanley Cup Final

Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.

05/23/2012

Travis Zajac is mobbed by teammates after scoring the Devils' second goal of Game 4. New Jersey went on to beat the Rangers, 4-1 at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Make East Finals A Best Of 3 With Convincing Game 4 Victory

Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chest by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night, evening the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.

05/22/2012

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Coyotes Beat Kings 2-0 To Avoid Sweep

Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

05/21/2012

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